Losing weight

By LuckyL Latest Reply 2010-08-31 18:51:40 -0500
Started 2010-08-26 12:49:14 -0500

Hi, I am having trouble losing weight. I go to weight watchers and I dont think they realize if your diabetic that alot of the snacks they are talking about are very high in sugar. Is there a supplement that anyone has taken that works. I want to lose a total of 45 lbs and have lost 15 in 3 months but I go back and forth. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 replies

Tom1985 2010-08-31 18:51:40 -0500 Report

It's so frustrating when the weight just won't come off! I have friends who are successful with WW, but I agree - some foods have too much sugar. Most people don't realize that "low fat" can mean "high sugar." I've had more success with the low carb types - south Beach, Atkins etc. I haven't found a supplement yet. BTW 15 lbs in 3 months is awesome.

I found an Atkins Diabetic book for 10 bucks at http://www.westerndiabetic.com

good luck,

Guardianstone 2010-08-27 04:43:01 -0500 Report

Hi LuckyL,
what type of meds are you taking? When I was on Actos I could not loose weight. 240 -3lbs +5lbs -2lbs. Diet didn't change, just weight. When Actos ran out, about 2 weeks later I started to drop the weight and bs numbers were heading down. With all the heat, my numbers have gone up.
Praying for 85 to 90°

Guardian stone

GabbyPA 2010-08-27 13:56:31 -0500 Report

Actos is known to increase weight gain tendencies. That is why it is such a troublesome drug for people with heart issues. Maybe you can find another drug to replace the Actos?

GabbyPA 2010-08-26 18:49:18 -0500 Report

How are your blood glucose levels doing? That is the most important thing. If those are doing well, then a nice slow steady weight loss will help to insure that it will stay off. 15 pounds is 1/3 of the way already. Look at it that way. What I found is that the more I concentrated on my weight number the worse I do. If I focus on my BG number and getting them down, I tend to drop weight also.

Guardianstone 2010-08-27 04:27:10 -0500 Report

good advice. I have gone from 240 to 204 since April 2010. That's about when I lost my insur. and meds. Not a good way to loose it. I've got another 29 lbs to go. This is what the doctor wants. I would like to 158-160. My blood sugar this week has been above 300. Depression has been bad this week.

Guardian stone

GabbyPA 2010-08-27 13:55:17 -0500 Report

I am so glad about your weight loss, that does help a lot. What has been going on that you are in the 300's with your BG levels?

RAYT721 2010-08-26 17:37:26 -0500 Report

You should be able to substitute sweeteners for the sugar in the WW recipes to get even fewer points. Now granted not all recipes can be substituted. There are a lot of awesome weight watcher recipes out there and they offer you a great deal of variety if that's the route you choose. You can however calculate your "points" through one of the formula calculators for the Weight Watcher plan. Your meals and snacks should be balanced with calories, fat, carbs, protein, nutrients, etc and you can lose weight. Going slowly is the best route to take. Look at the 15 (congrats) and don't focus so much on the 30. You didn't put it on overnight and won't come off overnight either. One pound at a time. Slow and steady wins the race. You're doing fine… attitude is key!!!

odie1022 2010-08-29 11:46:39 -0500 Report

Good advice. I lost 20 just by the changes I made in my eating habits and concentrating on keeping my BS down. Need to lose another 50 so I joined a gym, but it does take time.